Author: Jane

Have the Irish Saved Civilisation? – Again?

Have the Irish Saved Civilisation? – Again?

Thomas Cahill’s book, ‘How the Irish Saved Civilisation,’ about how Irish scribes saved all of Europe’s written texts, pagan and christian, including Homer and Aristotle, after the fall of Rome, came to mind this morning. What I know is this. That we went to bed […]

Repeal the 8th

Repeal the 8th

This has been a terrible month for the women of Ireland. As a woman, mother of three, sister of three, someone who once had a crisis pregnancy, and early stage cervical cancer, it’s been personally harrowing. As a young woman I became a candidate for […]

Consider The Grass Growing

Consider The Grass Growing

Consider the grass growing As it grew last year and the year before, Cool about the ankles like summer rivers When we walked on a May evening through the meadows To watch the mare that was going to foal.  – Patrick Kavanagh, May 1943. Woke to […]

Write Yourself Free – 4 Week Creative Writing Programme in Leitrim

Write Yourself Free – 4 Week Creative Writing Programme in Leitrim

It’s a beautiful day and everything is about to bloom. How about you? WRITE YOURSELF FREE is my 4 week in-person CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMME. I believe you can write. I believe you can write yourself free, fearless, and often. This is a chance to prioritise […]